NEWS: New Dana RS Insulin Pump Embraces #WeAreNotWaiting Open Design!
A new insulin pump launching outside the United States this week is going where no commercial diabetes product has gone before: it is embracing the do-it-yourself diabetes community by actually including two-way communication capabilities between ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Medical ID Jewelry – Too Pretty to Save My Life?
Back in 2005 I wrote a very short post gushing over a "beee-uuutiful" new medical alert bracelet I had just purchased, that promised to "alert the medics without alerting the fashion police." But will it?! – I asked. I was worried that it might j... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Pool Therapy?
With summer coming to a close, it's a good time to hit the pool, right? Thanks to our regular contributor Jerry King, an accomplished cartoonist who creates more than 200 illustrations monthly for websites, magazines, newspapers, greeting card... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: When Patience Is Not a Virtue in Diabetes
Happy Saturday! Welcome back to Ask D'Mine, our weekly advice column hosted by veteran type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois in New Mexico. This week, Wil offers some thoughts to a newbie who's a bit horrified by the unexpected symptoms of blood ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Former Miss America Nicole Johnson Joins JDRF Mission Control
We've long been big fans of Nicole Johnson, winner of the 1999 Miss America contest who's now also legendary in the Diabetes Community for her volunteer advocacy efforts, authoring several diabetes books, and the creation of organizations and prog... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Chasing the Dream to Become a Pilot with Diabetes
Ever dream of working in aviation or becoming a pilot with type 1 diabetes, but think maybe it's not possible?Today we're thrilled to introduce Angela Lautner, a longtime type 1 in Kentucky who's bucking that trend; she holds a private pilot's lic... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

#Insulin4all Protests Target Insulin Makers Over Skyrocketing Prices
In just a few days, I'll be part of a group standing outside Eli Lilly headquarters in Indianapolis raising my voice to protest outrageously high insulin prices. Yes, we'll be chanting, and carrying signs marked with the #insulin4all rally cry an... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

D-Mom Takes On Legal Health Insurance Battles for Diabetes
As our series of interviews with our 2017 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest winners continues, we're delighted to introduce Christy Ford Allen, a D-Mom in Charleston, SC, who has quite the experience as an advocate. Christy's now-school-age dau... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Labor Day Funnies: Time Off Work, Really?!
With the Labor Day long weekend here, it seems everyone can find an excuse to relax... Our 'Mine team is taking a little time off to relax too, until Tuesday, while appreciating all the hard-working folk in the Diabetes Community who do so much ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Your (Diabetes) Diet May Vary
Hey, All -- if you've got questions about life with diabetes, then you've come to the right place! That would be our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by longtime type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois.This week, Wil takes on a ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Patient Voices Winner Crafting a Book on Mental Health and Diabetes
Welcome back to our series of interviews with the 2017 DiabetesMine Patient Voices winners, the 10 empowered PWDs selected to attend our annual Innovation Summit in November. Today, we're thrilled to share the story of fellow blogger and active a... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - September 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Around the Diabetes Blogosphere in August 2017
As we wind down the summer, our diabetes blogging radar has been lighting up with so many posts from around the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) -- from serious to chuckle-worthy.Here's a collection of posts that caught our eye during the month of ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Urgent Need for Insulin and Diabetes Supplies in Wake of Major Storms
In the face of the devastating historic storms striking several U.S. states and Caribbean islands, and catastrophic earthquake damage in Mexico, the Diabetes Community is stepping up to make a difference for those hit hard. Throughout social medi... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Urgent Need for Insulin and Diabetes Supplies in Wake of Major Storms
In the face of the devastating historic storm currently striking Texas and the Gulf Coast region, the Diabetes Community is stepping up to make a difference for those hit hard. Throughout social media, hundreds of posts are appearing with both pl... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Urgent Need for Insulin and Diabetes Supplies in Wake of Texas Storm
In the face of the devastating historic storm currently striking Texas and the Gulf Coast region, the Diabetes Community is stepping up to make a difference for those hit hard. Throughout social media, hundreds of posts are appearing with both pl... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

NEWSFLASH: Tandem Touchscreen Insulin Pump is First to Market with Built-In Dexcom G5
The first-ever insulin pump that has Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitoring data integrated directly onto its display is now available in the USA. On Monday, Tandem Diabetes Care announced that the FDA had approved its G5 integration on Aug. 25,... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

New Standards for Diabetes Care Finally Prioritize ‘Support’ (!)
It's pretty obvious to most people that some things just go better together, like, say, ketchup and French fries. Or beer and baseball. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. But it took the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the A... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 28, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

New Standards for Diabetes Care Finally Recommend ‘Support’ (!)
It's pretty obvious to most people that some things just go better together, like, say, ketchup and French fries. Or beer and baseball. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. But it took the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the A... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 28, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: If Clint Eastwood Had Diabetes
Diabetes can be challenging, but it'd be no match for Clint Eastwood's iconic character Dirty Harry... MAKE MY DAY!Thanks to the artistic Gareth Morgan, a fellow type 1 in England and biomedical researcher-turned-illustrator who regularly lends... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: Demented Diabetes
Need help navigating life with diabetes? Ask D'Mine! That would be our weekly advice column, hosted by veteran type1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois. This week he's offering some wisdom on the connection between mental capacity and diabetes. Yes, ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

What's New at Diabetes Training Camp
We've previously featured the multi-sport Diabetes Training Camp located in Lancaster, PA, that's focused solely on fitness for people with diabetes of all ages. But a lot has changed over the past five years since our last writeup... The camp now... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Patient Voices Winner Hones in on Connections for Kids and Teens
As we continue featuring our 2017 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Contest winners (who will attend our annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit this Fall) we're excited today to introduce Maria Wagner, a twenty-something who has been living w... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Patient Voices Winner Hones in on Connections for Kids and Teens
As we continue featuring our 2017 DiabetesMine Patient Voices Scholarship Contest winners, who will attend our annual DiabetesMine Innovation Summit this Fall, we're excited today to introduce Maria Wagner, a twenty-something who has been living w... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Connecting with Diabetes Educators on Patient-Led Innovation (Part 2)
Weston Nordgren is a mover and shaker in the diabetes online / innovation community. Yesterday, he shared his family's story of the diagnosis of their infant son, and how he and his wife got involved with the CCM in the Cloud group tinkering with... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

On Diabetes in Diapers and Finding CGM in the Cloud (Part 1)
California D-Dad Weston Nordgren is fighting the good fight for families grappling with type 1 diabetes everywhere.It all started almost a decade ago, when his then-baby son Derek was diagnosed, and he and his wife eventually found the budding CGM... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Talking Diabetes with Actor and Advocate Austin Basis
Who's familiar with actor Austin Basis, whose many roles through the years include small parts on NCIS, Supernatural and Law and Order: Criminal Intent, as well as recurring characters on CW's Beauty and the Beast and Life Unexpected series and mo... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs

Sunday Funnies: Duct Tape Required
In the heat of summer, those of us wearing D-devices have to get resourceful, no? Thanks to Canadian D-peep Kayla Brown, who's known in our online community for many clever creations at her Type 1 Memes site, and whom we're happy to have as a ne... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Ask D'Mine: On "Protective" Diabetes Meds and Gauging Your Insulin Sensitivity
Hey, All -- if you've got questions about navigating life with diabetes, then you've come to the right place! That would be our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by longtime type 1 and diabetes author Wil Dubois.This week, Wil ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Back to School Wisdom, from a Texas School Nurse with Type 1
As it's Back to School season, we thought it would be valuable to hear some wisdom from a school nurse, on the front lines of helping take care of kids and teens with diabetes during school days. It's a tough job. So today we welcome fellow T1D Ca... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: DiabetesMine Team Source Type: blogs

Diabetes Data Behind the Wheel... #WeAreNotWaiting
Remember how years ago, Ford was working with Medtronic on technology that would weave diabetes data into vehicles?Well, that concept came and went with both companies eventually abandoning the idea and moving on to other things. But with Bluetoot... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - August 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Mike Hoskins Source Type: blogs